Hello, I am Mark Williams, Missouri State Captain. I am a career law enforcement officer, having served in traditional law enforcement for 25 years. I am currently an Investigator for a U.S. Government contractor. I retired as a Detective/Sergeant from the Phelps County Sheriff's Office in Rolla, MO in July 2005 after 21 years of service. During that time I supervised the Special Operations Team. I was also an International Instructor for the Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso Intelligence Center, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. I had the distinct honor of working with law enforcement officers from all over the world.
After my retirement I accepted a position with the United States Department of State, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team and deployed to Iraq in May of 2006. I was assigned to the 118th Military Police Company based out of Fort Bragg, NC. We were primarily responsible for law enforcement services including monitoring, mentoring, and training member of the Iraqi Police in and around Baghdad, including Sadr City, Bab al Sheikh, and Al Zaphrania. I completed my tour in July 2007 and returned to the United States. It was my distinct honor to work along side some great men and women of the United States Armed Forces. From July 2011-February 2012 I served as a United Nations Police Officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and worked with law enforcement officer from all over the world.
I began riding with the Patriot Guard Riders in 2008 and have held the positions of Ride Captain, Senior Ride Captain, Assistant State Captain and now State Captain. This has been one of the greatest honors of my professional career. I will always "Stand for those who Stood for Us."